Saturday, August 30, 2014

Subway - EAT FRESH - We Did Today!

What is the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear "SUBWAY"?  It's "EAT FRESH", right?  That marketing theme and the face of Jared (the guy who lost all that weight eating Subway sandwiches) are some of the instant things that pop into mine when I hear it!

All products were sent free of charge for this review/feature (coupons for free sandwiches).  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting my honest opinion about the sandwiches.
Today, the kids and I got the opportunity to each enjoy a 6 inch Subway sandwich...ON SUBWAY!  At first, I wasn't sure that the coupons we received, sent to us by a manager at Subway, were going to be honored...but they were!
One of the reason I love this restaurant, besides the fact that their sandwiches are made with fresh ingredients (freshly baked breads and fresh veggies)...is the fact that each one of my kids can customize their sandwiches the way they want to.  That makes them feel in charge and special!
And yes...MOMMY CAN TOO!

It's funny to watch the kids go through the line...asking for specifics for their 6 inch sandwich.  My kids don't like much, at all, on their sandwiches.  In fact, all but the oldest daughter, don't enjoy any condiments (mustard, mayo, dressing) on their's.  It's mostly meat and lettuce.  Pretty dry, but that's how they like it!  And since Subway doesn't have ketchup as a condiment (yes...the like ketchup on their deli sandwiches), we come home so they can add it and make it just right!  They don't even like cheese.  
Silly kids...they don't know what they are missing out on...

But I, on the other hand love to have my sandwich loaded with all the veggies!  Yes...even jalapenos and extra pepperchinis. I honestly don't enjoy the "meat selection" at Subway (personally, I'm picky about deli meat cuts), but my kids love it!  So mommy typically opts for the Veggie Delight!  It's always been my favorite...and yes, I have been known to eat a FOOTLONG a time or two, in one sitting!
We checked out, came home and enjoyed our delicious lunch...THANKS SUBWAY!  This was the perfect lunch for the kids and I!  

What's your favorite SUBWAY SANDWICH?  

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was offered five free 6 inch sandwich coupons in return for this review/feature!  I was not offered any monetary compensation. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

I Love Packing Ritz "Fresh Stacks" In Their Lunches...SEE WHY!!

Packing my kids lunches is a daily routine!  Probably for most of you mommies, right?  Sometimes I do it at night and sometimes I do it in the morning before they leave for school...but regardless, all four of my kids typically take their lunches & snacks to school.  
Since they are in school for months on end...sometimes a mommy can get burnt out on PACKING IDEAS!

All products for review/feature was sent free of charge by the company!  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting about this product!
Ritz "Fresh Stacks" are actually a product that I already have in my cupboard for packing into those empty lunch bags.

WATCH THE VIDEO and see why this was not a "NEW" product for me...even though it's probably a new product for you:
Take my word, these crackers are delicious all by themselves but add extra flavor when you use dips or hummus.  These "fresh stacks" are also the perfect size for mommy to enjoy for a late night snack.
Have you tried these before? 
 Want to know more?  
CLICK HERE and check it out!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for this review/feature!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Something To Confidently Smile About - Colgate #GIVEAWAY With $100 Gift Card

You've been waiting all week for this, right?
All products for this review/feature were sent free of charge from Colgate/Palmolive for these review/features!  I was offered only samples of the product and $100 gift card to purchase more Colgate products for my family, in response to my honest opinion of their products.

See the big bright white shiny smile on my face??  
That's because, after all that I've gotten to share with you about Colgate products (Colgate Total Lasting White Mouthwash and Colgate Kid's Mouthwashes), I get to finally offer (1) of my LUCKY One Bored Mommy Readers their chance to win a huge gift pack of Colgate products too!

Can I hear a WOOHOO?

Here's what will be included in the winner's prize pack:

Now admit it...you're totally excited too, right?  
Entering is so simple, easy and quick...YOU HAVE TO DO IT NOW!!

Enter This Giveaway Below:
It has been a blast for me to share with you guys about these Colgate products and I know that next time you're browsing the personal care items at Walmart or Target...and you see these products on the shelf, you'll not only smile and think of me...but also consider buying them for your own family!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was offered a review/feature package from Colgate Palmolive that included Colgate Total Lasting White Mouthwash, two Colgate Kids mouthwashes and a $100 gift card to purchase more Colgate products as needed for our family!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Colgate Total Ambassador - Part 2 - Colgate Kids Mouthwash

Do your kids like brushing their teeth?  
Do they floss every day?  
Do they use mouthwash too, to complete their teeth cleaning routine?
I try to make sure mine do!  TRY...being the opportune word!

All products were sent on behalf of Colgate-Palmolive for review purposes only!  I was given a $100 Gift Card to use in purchasing more Colgate products for my families oral hygiene.
As you know, if you read yesterday's post, I was offered the position as a Colgate Ambassador...to try out some new Colgate Products before they arrive on store shelves.
The second part of this feature today, is with my kids and the Colgate Kids Mouthwash!

My oldest daughter and youngest son stepped up to VOLUNTEER for this taste test and trial run.  Of course, the bottles were very intriguing...especially for the little guy...because what little guy doesn't love the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES?  Even mommy loves those guys!

These mouthwashes are an anticavity fluoride rinse that will help protect your kids from cavities, strengthen their enamel and clean their mouth with a much fresher breath.  Plus, if they look in the sink when they spit, they will see what was left from their teeth brushing too.  That's always a bonus!

WATCH THEM TRY IT OUT:
Of course, there was a little brutal honesty in this video.  When you're doing a review with kids, that's going to happen!  My little guy said the mouthwash he tried, tasted a little sour and sort of like pineapple.  I didn't personally try it, so I am not sure!  However, after the video was done rolling, he decided he did like it...and was upset and wanted to re-tape the video.  So I guess his initial taste test wasn't good, but maybe the after taste warmed him up to it?  Our oldest daughter enjoyed hers.
With both these mouthwashes, at least at our house, we use them at night before bed...so there is no issues with not being able to eat or drink for 30 minutes after.  They have all night to let it do it's magic.  And yes...I typically sing to them while they are swishing...it makes the time pass quicker!  Sometimes we even dance!
Ultimately, the kids did enjoy these mouthwashes and they will be used on a daily basis in our house!  If your children don't currently use mouthwash, I would highly suggest they start.  Children aren't the best "TEETH BRUSHERS" and using this as extra support for their oral hygiene is a PLUS!  It helped me when I was a little girl too!

Keep watching, as the final post in this series (coming Fri) will include a #GIVEAWAY you will not want to miss out on entering to win!  TRUST ME!  It's a good one!

CLICK HERE to learn more about these products from Colgate!

I was not paid to feature this post!   I was compensated by posting this review/feature with the products sent for this review/feature, as well as a $100 gift card to purchase more Colgate products for my family.  All products were provided by Colgate-Palmolive for review purposes only!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Colgate Total Ambassador - Part 1 - Colgate Total Lasting White Mouthwash

Oral hygiene...as you know...is very important in our home!  
Why?  
Two reasons, because our smiles are one of the first things that make a FIRST IMPRESSION on people and because dental issues are not cheap!  But really, because I care about the health and well being of our mouths, from the inside out!

All products were sent on behalf of Colgate-Palmolive for review purposes only!  I was given a $100 Gift Card to use in purchasing more Colgate products for my families oral hygiene.
I was delighted to be chosen as an Ambassador for Colgate Total...to get to share with you some new and exciting products they are launching this month!  Are you excited too?  You should be!!  
There are always perks to being an AMBASSADOR, right?
We received a package that I will be breaking down into a couple different reviews...because honestly I want you to absorb all the information, not just skip to the end to see what's in it for you!

SO CHECK back this week, as we tell you all about the Colgate Total and Colgate Kids new products!
But first up...I got to try out the Colgate Total Lasting White Mouthwash.  I have been using Colgate Total Whitening products (toothpaste and toothbrush) for some time now and I love them!  My mouth always feels clean, my teeth are maintaining their pearly white shine and I haven't had any major teeth issues...so I chalk that up to brushing enough and using products that work!  So I was delighted to know that I can take my teeth cleaning experience even further with this new Colgate Total Lasting White Mouthwash, after I've done my flossing and brushing every morning!  
AWESOME!!

CLICK the video below and watch me try this out for the first time:
(I know...I know...I'm NO Kelly Ripa, but it's an honest product review video by a real mommy, right?)

So as I write this, about 30 minutes after trying it, my mouth still feels clean and fresh.  The burn is gone and there is a slight minty flavor left...so I am pleased!  I am excited to continue using this product and not only keep my teeth white, but also to strengthen my teeth (cause heaven knows they need all the help they can get).  This formula is supposed to help re-mineralize the tooth enamel and help prevent cavities (sugar bugs...our kid's dentist calls them).  It also has a tarter prevention system and overall should improve the health of your mouth if you use as directed.
Will you be looking for this Colgate Total Lasting White Mouthwash on your local store shelves?  
It's not expensive and if it works...why not give it a shot?

Keep watching, as the final post in this series will include a #GIVEAWAY you will not want to miss out on entering to win!  TRUST ME!  It's a good one!

CLICK HERE to head straight to their website to learn more about Colgate Total Lasting White Mouthwash!

I was not paid to feature this post!   I was compensated by posting this review/feature with the products sent for this review/feature, as well as a $100 gift card to purchase more Colgate products for my family.  All products were provided by Colgate-Palmolive for review purposes only!

Monday, August 25, 2014

They Accepted the #ALSICEBUCKETCHALLENGE Too...

My kids were so excited they got nominated for this #ALSICEBUCKETCHALLENGE , so when they got home from school today, we filled the buckets and video taped the following:
They nominate their Uncle Jason, their Grandma Moe and their Papa Curt.
You now have 24 Hours to donate $100 or accept the challenge & donate $10 to an ALS organization!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was not compensated in any way by posting about this challenge!

@Haba_USA - Sand Toys That Are Fun And Creative

As you know...we are a family that loves the beach!  
We love the sand, the water and the sunshine!  
We love things that take us outside to do together as a family!

All products were sent free of charge for this review/feature!  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting my honest opinions about these products!
I was delighted to have the chance to receive a couple of Haba's Outdoor Toys...that are perfect for our "FAMILY BEACH TIME".
We received the Sun Bistro and the Spilling Funnel.
The Sun Bistro is perfect for your little baker!  Don't let a day in the sand stop her from making some lovely cakes.  This set includes a bowl, a hand wisk, a measure cup, a plate, a cake mold and fruit molds (to decorate the top of the cake)...cause with sand, you never know what "KIND" of cake you'll be creating!
The Spilling Funnel is honestly probably my favorite of the two.  Why?  I've never seen anything like this before, but I know my kids are going to crack up using it!  You fill one side with sand, one side with water and then lift it up and create.  You can write with it, you can build with it, you can make a mess with it...all in the sand!  LOVE IT!  Don't tell me your kids wouldn't love playing with this too, right?

Sadly, we have yet to get another beach day in and not sure when our next one will be...but I can tell you a few things that I do know for sure about these toys...
1.  They are very durable - built to last hard plastic construction
2.  They take "beach time" creativity to an all time HIGH
3.  They bring some fun ideas to quality family time
4.  They are different than any beach toys I've ever seen
5.  My kids can't wait to try them out for themselves
6.  I can't wait either

So unfortunately, I don't have pictures of us using the products first hand...and I am honestly not sure when we will get to the beach, with our lives in "back to school" mode.  But I will say that we are super excited and can't wait to try these out!  They will definitely be packed in our beach bags and will probably be the main focal point of our next "beach day" outing as a family!

I can't wait!

CLICK HERE to see the entire line of Haba Toys!  They offer so much fun, creative, imaginative products, you'll be sure to find something that your kids will enjoy too!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the product sent for this review/feature!